David P. Verdon, 84, of Apple Canyon Lake and formerly of Brookfield, died Feb. 16, 2014.
Mr. Verdon was a native Brookfielder, born on Nov. 5, 1929. His family moved to Chicago when he was 8, but he returned to Brookfield more than 20 years later in 1959. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Always a businessman, Mr. Verdon's first venture after returning to Brookfield was as a vendor for Willow Farm Dairy in Brookfield, a job he left in 1966 to purchase a gas station at 9320 Ogden Ave.
There he opened up a Brown's Chicken business, which he held onto until 1976, when he made a break with Brown's and re-christened the business Dav-N-Lo's, named after himself and his wife, Lois.
Mr. Verdon retired in 1991 and the business closed for good in 1996.
He was the husband of Lois Verdon (nee Souhrada); the father of Cherlyn (Stephen) Dubina, LeAnne (John) Killeen, Heidi (Gregory) Hickey, Christopher (Karen) Verdon and the late Marc D. (the late Laura) Verdon; the grandfather of Brian Dubina, Nicole Dubina, Jennifer Dubina, Aaron Killeen, Shannon Killeen, Sean Killeen, Lauren Verdon, Rachel Verdon, Abigail Verdon, Emma Verdon, Melissa Hickey, Zachary Verdon, Kayla Verdon and Joshua Verdon; the great-grandfather of Monique Baier, Hunter Baier and Austin Baier; the brother of Bunny Werner, Wilma Stromsky, the late Richard Verdon and Elizabeth Kepka; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10:30 until an 11 a.m. funeral service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield. Interment is private.
Memorial donations are appreciated to Shepherd of the Hill Church, 536 E. Schapville Road, Scales Mound, Ill. 61075.